Livestock Issues Articles
Farm Bureau Supports Cattle Market Transparency
The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on lawmakers to require increased transparency in America’s cattle markets. AFBF supports the Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2021, sponsored by Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).
Protecting your Livestock from Harsh Weather Conditions
As the year winds down and we head into January, the temperatures reach their lowest points and snow and ice storms welcome us in the New Year. Farmers and ranchers know that extreme weather can be especially dangerous for livestock. Minimize your risk and protect your herd with these helpful tips.
Miles Community College launches meat processing course
Miles Community College's meat cutting course, a new 7.5 week remote and online workforce training program, will begin its first class at the end of October 2020.
Cattle, crop futures outlook captured in risk management seminar
INTL FCStone Financial Inc. – FCM Division shared their latest economic figures and projections with members of the Montana Farm Bureau during its Keeping the Montana Farm Profitable in 2020 – Market Outlook & Educational Webinar.
Montana Farm Bureau applauds beef pricing investigation
Montana Farm Bureau is applauding President Trump calling for the Department of Justice to investigate the meatpacker pricing activity which has seen skyrocketing profits while the price of live cattle plummeted by 30 percent.
Ag shippers may see relief on transportation regulations, legislation
Farmers and ranchers shipping livestock received good news from the Senate with the introduction of the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act, S.2938, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) updated rules.
Keeping Beef Council Producer Dollars Working for Montana
Montana Beef Council is still working hard to keep Montana producer dollars in-state. In order to do that, they need you to complete the producer consent form. Have you signed yours yet?
New EPA guidance exempts air emissions from livestock waste from reporting requirements
The EPA has released new guidance relating to the air emissions reporting requirements for animal waste at livestock operations. The Agency interprets the Fair Agricultural Reporting Methods (FARM) Act to exempt livestock operations from reporting requirements.
Electronic Logging Devices: Where Do We Go From Here?
Mandates and waivers and rules, oh my! There has been a flurry of activity around the new ELD rule since the end of November. What happened in the final weeks of 2017 and where do we go from here?